Ghanaian rapper, Michael Owusu Addo known in the entertainment industry as Sarkodie, has stated that the only reason Ghanaians are against the e-levy is that they don’t benefit from paying taxes.
The rapper shared his opinion in response to a question directed to him by a follower on his Twitter page.
The question by Tsuate Buete read as follows “ @sarkodie Please I want to know your mind on the E- levy, you have been quiet on this your paddies dey talk their mind ooo”.
In response he tweeted that the e-levy is not a bad idea however, the opposition comes because taxes don’t benefit the tax payers.
“I pay a lot of taxes outside and I don’t complain because I am using avenues they made available to make ???? (its only right) it is not same here and that is why we complain not because the E-levy is bad. When you broke a harmless good morning can sound like a tease.”
The award-winning rapper’s comment attracted different reactions from his followers with some supporting the rapper while others also assert that he is an NPP sympathizer who will always sing praises for his party.
Another comment from Lesta read, “you pay a lot of taxes abroad and so what in fact anybody there does so its nonfa , the taxes they pay there are not as useless as E-LEVY …so if a civil servant gets paid gov has already deducted his tax from controller, he tries to transfer the funds to his momo via BANK.